Happy Tuesday everybody!!
Today was a beautiful day outside, a little cold but much nicer than yesterday. Izzy still didn't get to go outside and play but Tuxy was outside for awhile so things went much smoother this afternoon between them. Although, Tuxy now has this thing for licking Izzy, which she hates for some reason so that has been a little bit of a challenge.
Oh and now Izzy is completely obsessed with the potty. She has sat on it every hour all day long. Although she only went potty a tiny bit in it today. She now feels like she has to take everything off to sit on it. I don't know how to convince her she doesn't. I also walked in on her this afternoon in her crib to find her saying "Poop" with her diaper on the floor. Needless to say I ran as fast as I could to her crib, but luckily she did not go in the crib! Thank goodness!! This potty training stuff is hard.
Well I am a little bummed today. I am just not happy with my weight loss progress. I need to be more diligent about going to Curves, I know. I am only managing about twice a week and I think I need to be stricter on my diet. I don't eat horribly unhealthy (we never have chips or junk food in the house), but I know I could do better. I sometimes skip meals and eat late at night to make up for it. It is difficult though because Jason doesn't have a weight problem at all and never has to diet or exercise to stay thin. But it is not about him, it is about me and I really need to commit myself to this. Sorry to be a downer, but I appreciate you listening.
Okay, onto the cards! My first card is a card I created for Michelle Oatman's Sketch Challenge over at the Stampavie Group on PCP. This was another great sketch from Michelle!! I thought the threaded ribbon detail at the bottom was awesome!!!
See, amazing sketch right?!!! I need to admit something before I get started on the description of my card. I have a problem with sentiments on the outside of cards. I can never make mine look right so I tend to avoid them. That is why I cut out a stem of flowers instead. I just couldn't make the sentiment I had planned for this card fit! Maybe there is a support group for people like me! Lol! Okay, so I started this card by stamping Lily - Magic Fairy by Rachelle Anne Miller for Stampavie on white card stock and colored her in with my markers and copics. I then mounted her on a piece of brown card stock a piece of green card stock and two pieces of DP. Following the sketch, I placed jumbo eyelets at the bottom and threaded through the ribbon. I cut out a stem and flowers from the DP and popped it off the side adding a few rhinestones. I really love how this turned out. It is so beautiful in person.
My second card for today I am really excited about!!! I was checking out Lauren Meader's blog yesterday and she had a posting for a new digi stamp company, Squigglefly. Well you know how I am with my digis! Love them!!! So I had to go check it out! They have some of the most adorable images so I bought a couple and printed them off. I colored this image up right away and decided to use her for this week's Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge over at Poetic Artistry.
Isn't this little pixie fairy adorable ( I wish my picture had turned out better)!!!! I love her. And she was so much fun to color in! Alright, I started this card off by printing Pixie by Squigglefly on white card stock and colored her in with my copics and markers. Following the sketch, I layered on pink, green and white card stock with two kinds of DP. I ran my white card stock through my hounds tooth embossing folder to give it some texture. I put some ribbon behind my sentiment, that I also printed off, and my image. I then cut out flowers from the DP and placed them around. This reminds me so much of my niece. She always has this innocent look on her face right after she has done something she shouldn't. Lol!!
Alright, for my final card I dusted off an old SU! set called Ho Ho Holidays. I find that now that I have all sorts of acrylic sets and stamps from other stamp companies, my poor SU! stamps collect dust. So when I saw Mary Jo's Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge, I knew I could find an SU! stamp set that would work.
I wanted the reindeer to look like he was just taking off! Alrighty, I started this card off by stamping Santa in sleigh and the reindeer from Ho Ho Holidays by Stampin Up! I then colored them in along with the background with my copics and markers. I added a touch of gold glitter pen to make it sparkle. I also put on some liquid applique so it would look like it was snowing!! Following the sketch, I layered on DP and green and red card stock. Instead of a circle in the corner I created a present out of ribbon and green card stock and printed off the sentiment on my computer. I cut it out along with green and red card stock with my nesties so that it would look like a gift tag. To finish the card, I added three red brads and some gold glitter pen to the tag. I really love the little scene!
Well, I am outta here for tonight. Sorry I am so late in posting but this evening has been a crazy one! Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting, have a great rest of the evening!